Leading exhibitions related to signage industry

 Leading exhibitions related to signage industry
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Recent research conducted among FESPA’s audiences reveals a strong appetite for the live event, with 73% of respondents seeing trade shows as an essential platform for reviewing and making future product purchases

The event website has the latest event information and updates regarding the health and safety measures that will be implemented at the show

xhibitions and events are powerful marketing tools to meet existing and potential customers. The targeted nature of niche trade show and exhibition audiences is one reason that it still often reaps greater results than any other form of marketing

In a way Expos and Exhibitions helps the people to know the latest trends in the industry. They are great opportunity to learn. Companies showcase and demonstrate their latest products and services meet with industry partners and customers, examine recent market trends and opportunities etc in expos. That’s true in the case of signage industry too. Various expos that place around the world introduce the latest trends in the market. Those who are enthusiastic about the developments of the industry will never miss an expo. Market leaders always keep their eyes and ears open to the news from these expos as they provide valuable information and updates. Here are a few expos which is important for the signage industry:

FESPA Global Print Expo

Europe’s leading exhibition for screen and digital wide format print, textile printing and signage, FESPA Global Print Expo provides exhibitors with an effective tool to reach new customers and develop international opportunities. The expo takes place at RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from October 12-15, 2021. It is a unique event where exhibitors can meet key decision makers, print service providers, brand managers and designers. Previous FESPA events have attracted 18,000+ visitors from 137 countries. There will be more than 600 exhibitors and 45% key decision makers.

Visitors can share knowledge, explore new trends, invest in new print machinery or consumables, and discover the different applications first hand in expo. Nearly 57 years since its first exhibition, FESPA Global Print Expo has firmly established itself as the leading print exhibition in Europe, providing visitors with access to exhibitors for wide format digital, screen and textile print and signage, and the opportunity to discover the diverse and creative world of specialty print.

This will be the first FESPA live event in Europe since May 2019, following the postponement of all events during 2020 and early 2021 due to the COVID pandemic. Recent research conducted among FESPA’s audiences reveals a strong appetite for the live event, with 73% of respondents seeing trade shows as an essential platform for reviewing and making future product purchases.

With a focus on supporting speciality print communities with sustained business recovery following the challenges of the last year, FESPA aims to deliver a COVID-safe environment that gives visitors and exhibitors the first chance to connect face-to-face in over 18 months.

Occupying six exhibition halls at the RAI, print service providers and sign makers will experience the latest innovations in screen, digital, wide format and textile printing, from over 300 expected suppliers. FESPA’s popular Printeriors and World Wrap Masters features will also return to inspire visitors with the latest ideas, applications and materials in interior décor and vehicle wrapping.

European Sign Expo, the largest European exhibition for non-printed signage and visual communications, will once again be co-located with FESPA Global Print Expo, enabling brand owners and communications professionals to explore opportunities beyond print.

Neil Felton, CEO of FESPA comments: “Our audiences have told us that they need access to hands-on product demonstrations and to participate in face-to-face meetings with multiple suppliers to support their recovery, and they see FESPA Global Print Expo as a key milestone in their forward planning. Taking into account all information currently available to us, we’re re-launching FESPA 2021 this autumn with confidence that we can offer participants a live event that takes all possible health and safety precautions, while still fulfilling their key expectations of a FESPA show as an interactive, multisensory experience.”

The event website has the latest event information and updates regarding the health and safety measures that will be implemented at the show. Visitors can also access the full exhibitor list, an interactive floor plan, and latest exhibitor product information, technical content and videos via FESPA’s online showroom.

Registration for FESPA Global Print Expo 2021 and European Sign Expo 2021 is now open. Entry to the event is free for members of a FESPA national Association or FESPA Direct. The cost of entry is €50.00 for non FESPA members who pre-register before 12th October 2021 using code FESM101.


One of the main attractions of FESPA Global Print Expo is the events in connection with the main event. Printeriors is one such event. Now in its 5th year, Printeriors 2021 brings together the world’s print community in a celebration of interior decoration. Each and every product on display is bespoke and created utilising multiple technologies in partnership with the print community for FESPA Global Print Expo. Designers, printers, and manufacturers from all over Europe will present the innovative print applications and technology open to the printed interior design market.

Located in Hall 6 of the RAI, Printeriors 2021 will feature textiles, wallcoverings, furniture and surface effects that have been sourced and manufactured to inspire and showcase the growing application of digital technologies in the interior marketplace. Returning to collaborate for a second year, Jasper Goodall is the creative mind behind the designs for Printeriors. Inspired by nature, with sustainability at front of mind, this year’s creative theme follows the botanical landscape and will display a collection of patterns and prints across multiple surfaces. The feature show case is a physical resource for technology and innovation.

World Wrap Masters 

Another attraction of FESPA Global Print Expo is the World Wrap Masters. It connects and celebrates the best wrap installers in the world and is the only truly international series of wrapping competitions with events in every major continent and the winners of these regional and national events competing in the final for the title of World Wrap Master. The series is organised by FESPA a global federation of national associations for the print industry and organiser of successful trade exhibitions, conferences and awards programmes.

(Visit https://www.fespaglobalprintexpo.com/ for more details regarding the updates, change of dates and travel restrictions due to the pandemic.)

European Sign Expo

European Sign Expo is Europe’s dedicated non-printed signage and visual communications exhibition. It is the leading non-printed signage and visual communications exhibition running alongside FESPA Global Print Expo in Europe. The event will connect signage solution providers and manufacturers with end-user customers from all over Europe and beyond.

Visitors will have the opportunity to connect with exhibitors across the industry specialising in channel lettering, digital signage, dimensional signage, engraving and etching, illuminated displays, out-of-home media, LED and sign tools. The event will be a platform for sign-makers to see how the non-printed signage sector is evolving, with the latest technology developments, application possibilities and trends being highlighted from a host of global market leaders and industry specialists.

European Sign Expo is organised by FESPA. Founded in 1962, FESPA organises the leading exhibitions and conferences for the print community.

(Visit https://ese.fespa.com/welcome for more details regarding the updates, change of dates and travel restrictions due to the pandemic.)

Sign China 2021

Established in 2003, SIGN CHINA has been devoting itself to build a one-stop platform for the sign community, where global sign users, manufacturers and professionals can find the combination of laser engraver, traditional and digital signage, light box, advertising panel, POP, indoor & outdoor wide format printer and printing supplies, inkjet printer, advertising display, LED display, LED illuminant and digital signage all in one place.

From 2019 onward, SIGN CHINA has become event series and expanded its exhibition range to digital textile printing, retail and commercial integration solutions. The event will take place on September 16-18, 2021 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre. 

You can get A to Z products related to signage industry here. Consider traditional signage sector (Signage manufacturing equipment, materials and technology) from laser engraver, fiber laser cutter, fiber laser marking machine, engraving tools and accessories, bending machine, cutting plotter, slotting machine, polishing machine, blister machine, 3d printer, plate, processing equipment, product, glue, coated paper of acrylic, PVC foam board, aluminium-plastic composite panel, KT board and other advertising panel materials to resin luminous letter, channel letter, neon signs and other luminous products are present here. 

In the Indoor and Outdoor Digital Printing Supplies and Manufacturing Equipment section there will be Inkjet printing fabric, stretch fabric, truck cover, mesh fabric, flex banner and etc, one-way-vision membrane, cold-laminating membrane, reflective material, car wrap, instant sticker, self-adhesive vinyl, and other digital printing supplies and supplies producing and processing equipment. 

In the Digital Signage, Commercial Lighting, Display, Retail Design and Application there will be stalls featuring advertising machine, holographic projector, large screen display, touch kiosks, query machine, touch kiosk, poster machine, smart adverting machine, vending machine, commercial lighting, face recognition system, visual marketing solutions, LED display, LCD video wall, LED transparent, control system, LED Illuminant, LED lighting, module, controller, indoor & outdoor lighting, display equipment, portable display equipment, stage truss and POP, shop decoration and design, shop fitting, lightbox, display item, customized display system, design kit, system and books.

A separate section for Indoor and Outdoor Inkjet Printing and Digital Textile Printing Equipment, ink and Accessories will be in the expo featuring Indoor & outdoor wide format printer, UV flatbed printer, banner machine, cold & hot mounting machine, welding machine, laminating machine, digital textile printer, thermal transfer equipment, digital image output equipment, Fiber, sublimation paper and supplies, inkjet printing ink, textile ink, printing ink, print head, facilitated design software, systems and accessories.

Hailed as the “Oscar” Series Event of sign industry, SIGN CHINA 2021 will cover the whole chain of sign industry, both traditional and digital. The aim is to  to forge a one-stop sourcing platform for buyers from outdoor advertisement design, advertisement fabrication & installation, in-mall decoration, shop fitting, resort, hotel, theme park, tourist attractions, museum and commercial design. 

The high-quality supplier from laser engraving, laser cutting, advertising supplies, digital printing, digital textile printing, channel letter, neon sign, lightbox, led light source and digital signage will help visitors to realise the combination of traditional and digital, but also provide more possibilities to the creative ideas on advertising. 

To provide more effective sourcing experience, Sign China 2021 organisers have set up Global Leading Brands Venue which gather exhibitors with more than 10 years brand history, stable quality and complete product category. Visitors can easily find experienced and reliable supplier without complicated background research. 

(Visit https://www.signchinashow.com/ for more details regarding the updates, change of dates and travel restrictions due to the pandemic.)

International Signs & LED Exhibition – ISLE 2021

ISLE is held at Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, China (Shenzhen World) with a 160,000 ㎡ exhibition area. ISLE 2021 was held in May 10-13 demonstrating the latest in screen display technology, audio-visual integrated system, LED & signage of more than 2000 exhibitors, bringing an immersive experience to global buyers.

With latest technologies and solutions spread across 80,000 square-meter exhibition area, ISLE 2021 covered the whole industry supply chain in large screen display, LED lighting, audio-visual system, signs and LED. One of the highlights of the event was the five scenario-based display zones. It introduced five segmented display areas, each providing a scenario-based solution for products like LED, audio-visual and signs. The first was in smart screen application in 5G rich media following VR/AR award-winning production, digital signage, digital creative arts and all-in-one LED display.

ISLE 2021’s other attraction was the online showroom & all-star live show. ISLE online showroom was the channel created to provide 7 X 24h business surfing in 12 categories, 590 market segments with tens of thousands of products. ISLE all-star live show focussed on the live broadcasting of the event and its major exhibitors. 

ISLE 2021 also became the venue for hundreds of new products launch. ISLE exhibitors are tech savvy and trend-setting. Hundreds of new products made debut in ISLE 2021, including:

  • LG: world’s first AI Micro LED—”LG MAGNIT”, with full black coating and chip on board technology.
  • Unilumin’s 4th generation LED “UMini”, with 20000:1 contrast, 180° visual angle, 2000nit brightness, 130% NTS colour gamut and 40% more energy saving.
  • Leyard’s latest micro-pitch LED display “TX series”, with outstanding brightness, contrast, seamlessness. It has distributed signal processing features and support DCI P3 Colour Gamut.
  • Absen introduced its new MicroLED with proprietary HCCI technology and packaged with inverted COB, to achieve a ultra-black surface coating effect and high ambient light contrast, with enhanced light efficiency and low power consumption.
  • Ledman’s latest 8K Micro LED with 125% NTS colour gamut, 16BIT grayscale and 3840HZ refresh.
  • LianTronics “Vmini” display, with 170°+visual angle, 20000:1 contrast, IP65 protection to resist water splashing and dust.
  • AOTO “SID” all-in-one display, features with 6 mm ultra-thin frame and 19.8 mm cabinet thickness. The overall weight of SID is 50% lower than peers. Efficiently integrated with AI algorithm, the optimal viewing brightness can be precisely adjusted.
  • Gloshine  CL series for stage performance: with thinner and lighter cabinet, easy to install and dismantle, ±80° connection, multiple display can be connected to achieve 360° visual angle, giving stunning stage effect.
  • MAXHUB 150″ all-in-one LED display: with built-in interactive and mirroring technology – including multi-device screen sharing and synchronised writing – make the MAXHUB all-in-one LED display an ultra-clear total solution.
  • Cedar Electronics’ 0.4mm fine pitch COB display, and 2D/3D fusion DCI-P3 COB Screen for cinema.

ISLE 2021 also featured top industrial forums. 20 industrial forums and workshops were hosted during ISLE 2021, including China’s top video-conferencing products appraisal, jointly hosted by ISLE organiser and LED display application branch of China Optics and Optoelectronics Manufacturers’ Association.

(Visit https://www.isle.org to know more about the expo)

ISLE online showroom was the channel created to provide 7 X 24h business surfing in 12 categories, 590 market segments with tens of thousands of products

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